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Financial issues to consider during a divorce

When pursing a divorce, individuals in Texas might be concerned with securing their finances. In order to create a solid financial foundation for life after the divorce is over, both parties may need to review and understand their current economic situation. It might also be necessary to make projections regarding the expenses the couples may face as they negotiate property division and support obligations.

Factors for determining spousal maintenance

In Texas, when a couple decides to get a divorce, one person may no longer be able to provide for themselves as they either never worked during the marriage or earned significantly less than the other spouse. In these cases, that person may be able to request spousal support from the court in order to support themselves following the dissolution of the marriage.

Why more Texas children may be living with their grandparents

According to 2010 census data, 4.9 million kids were living with their grandparents, which was almost twice as many as the reported 2.4 million kids who were living with their grandparents a decade earlier. There were many reasons cited as to why more children were living with their grandparents; one of them was the fact that it has become preferable for many courts to place children who cannot live with their parents with another family member.

Structuring a sound child custody agreement helps everyone

As some Texans know, child custody may be an emotionally charged issue. While there are some cases in Texas in which parents are able to decide what is best for their child and arrive at an agreement on their own, there are also instances in which the court must step in and decide in the best interests of the child. Understanding child custody might make it easier to proceed.

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